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Late Night

31 October - 18 November 2012
21:00
Upper Stage
Directing a party for the end of our era.
18 € | Concs 10 €
The blitz theatre group, the best-known Greek devised theatre group following its successful appearances at the Schaubühne in Berlin and the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, is staging its new production at the OCC: a bizarre dance soirée dedicated to the surrealism of existence.

The group always write their texts collectively as well as co-directing and co-starring in their productions. This time, the strange allegory they construct tells us what it means to live through the end of an era.

Late Night takes places in the early hours in a down-at-heel dance hall. As an otherworldly voice gives directions and orders and a neon sign flashes on and off, the melancholy, inebriated crowd sing, dance and offer up personal confessions. The twilight atmosphere recalls the films of Lynch and Cassavetes, the trapped state of Bunuel’s Exterminating Angel and the marathon dance of Poitier’s They shoot horses, don’t they?—another stage on which the victims of a financial crisis danced until they dropped. There as here, only those that survive will get the cash prize they covet.

credits

Direction: blitz theatre group
Dramaturgy: blitz theatre group, Nikos Flessas
Light Design: Tasos Paleoroutas
Music Supervision: blitz theatre group, Giorgos Konstantinidis
Choreography-Movement: Yannis Nikolaidis
Set Design: Efi Birba
Costume Design: Vasilia Rozana
Make up: Evi Zafiropoulou
Hair Styling: Chronis Tzimos
Assistant to the Director: Kiki Rizou
With: Giorgos Valais, Sophia Kokkali, Aggeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Fidel Talaboukas, Maria Filini
Men’s Costumes Construction: Yannis Farantos
Men’s Shirts Construction: Gerasimos Petratos
Women’s Costumes Construction: Eleni Komninou
Men’s Shoes Construction: Ourania Psevedourou
Women’s Shoes Construction: Stelios Karayannis

Co-production: Onassis Cultural Centre / blitz theatre group
 

We thank: Thalia Ioannidou, Ioanna Portolou, Mavili Collective, Drog_A_Tek / Erasers, Marilena Orfanou, Theodora Christopoulou, Rallou Roumelioti, Marissa Triantafyllidou, Yannis Gaitanidis
 
 
After the OCC-Athens shows, blitz will tour in France, with the following dates and shows:
GUNS ! GUNS ! GUNS ! - 22-24 November - Festival d’Automne en Normandie, Le Volcan, Le Havre (France)
LATE NIGHT - 26 & 27 November - Festival Nov’art, La Manufacture de Bordeaux (France)
LATE NIGHT - 30 November & 1 December 2012 - La Manufacture de Nancy
LATE NIGHT - 4 & 5 December - Festival Scènes d’Europe, La Comédie de Reims, Reims (France)
LATE NIGHT - 19 January 2013 - Festival Les Vagamondes, La Filature, Mulhouse
DON QUIXOTTE - 11 December - Festival Scènes d’Europe, La Comédie de Reims, Reims (France)
PARALLEL EVENTS

4 Nov 2012

Upper Stage

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After-performance talk with Blitz